Royals GM Dayton Moore:
“I wouldn’t expect the Glass family to employ us if we didn’t feel we
could win a championship in Kansas City. When is that
going to happen? I don’t know. We’re going to continue to concentrate
on getting better each day. And then some day we’re going to wake up
and be good.”
I’d probably give the “wake up and be good” line a pass if there was any evidence whatsoever that Moore has a coherent plan for the Royals. As it is, however, I really think the plan is for him to pray before he goes to bed every night and hope like hell something good happens.
There were a few exhibitions against college teams yesterday but today the Grapefruit League and Cactus League schedules begin in earnest, with big league teams, more or less, facing big league team, more or less.
The baseball will look like baseball, but the teams will be wearing different caps today: black caps with the maroon “SD” of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 people were killed in a mass shooting on February 14.
All teams and umpire crews will wear the caps pre-game, and they have the option to wear the caps during the games. The only two teams not playing today — the Royals and Rangers — will wear them tomorrow.
After the games players will sign the caps and they will be auctioned off to raise money for the Broward Education Foundation, which benefits the official Stoneman Douglas Victims’ Fund.
Here’s today’s schedule: